January 2011

The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki has landed a guest spot on the upcoming final season of Entourage.

The actor, who plays Leonard on the sitcom, has signed on for a guest appearance as himself on Entourage where he will play a “tougher” version of himself.

It is believed that Galecki’s character will attempt to pull Eric’s (Kevin Connelly) on-again/off-again girlfriend Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui) during his guest stint.

Entourage will return this year.

Source: E! Online

Weeknights – 7:30pm ET/PT on Global

Next week, ET Canada reveals all the highlights from the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala. Then, don’t miss new interviews with Natalie Portman, Vince Vaughn, Seth Rogen, Ashton Kutcher, Cameron Diaz, Josh Groban and the stars of the highly-anticipated new series Off the Map. Then, on Friday, January 14, Cheryl and Rick host the show from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles as Hollywood gears up for the Golden Globe� Awards.

Shaw Media has announced that it will go ahead with the screening of The Kennedys in Canada despite the fact that History Channel in the US has pulled the pin on broadcasting the miniseries there.

History confirmed last week that it would not be screening the Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear-starring series, claiming it “did not fit the History brand.”

Shaw’s senior vice-president of content, Barbara Williams, confirmed the screening in Canada: “Shaw Media is committed to the production of The Kennedys and will broadcast the production in Canada as planned, in spring 2011.

“We are awaiting confirmation from our Canadian producers regarding U.S. distribution plans and further broadcast details.”

The series was filmed in Toronto and was initially scheduled to screen on History in Canada but could be seen on any of Shaw’s channels this year.

Source: TorontoSun.com

Weeknights – 7pm ET/PT on Global

Kicking off the week, Mary Hart will be backstage at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala where she’ll speak with the evening’s honourees. Also, Bachelor Brad Womack stops by the ET studio, and Kevin Frazier takes a special look at the night Brittany Murphy died. Then, ET is on the red carpet at the premiere of The Green Hornet with Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz. Plus, find out who will be 2011’s hottest stars.

If it’s happening in music in Canada, it’s happening on MuchMusic.

Much plugs viewers in to new music across multiple genres as it unveils a slew of fresh and cutting edge music programming in January.

The legendary series known for showcasing trendsetting indie music, THE WEDGE, returns Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT in an all-new primetime format hosted by the always-engaging, constantly-outspoken, musical almanac Damian Abraham, frontman of Polaris Prize-winning band F**ked Up.

The iconic RAPCITY returns Thursday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT in a revamped format, bringing viewers into the community of hip-hop and R&B music.

Fans get a dose of the music, fashion and videos that everyone is talking about on #TRENDING, Much’s new viewer-driven series that delves into of-the-moment trends, premiering Friday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. ET/PT.

MuchMusic’s new original programming is anchored by flagship show NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. which brings viewers the newest in music, bands and videos, as well as interviews with and performances by the Canadian and international artists everyone needs to know and hear about.

Broadcast live in front of a studio audience Monday – Friday at 5 p.m. ET/PT from Much’s newly renovated HD studio on Canada’s most famous music corner, Queen Street West and John Street in downtown Toronto, NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. deals in new music all week long. The week wraps up with two-hours of non-stop music videos, on a newly extended version of THE MUCHMUSIC COUNTDOWN, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET.

“If it’s new, it’s on Much. Whether you love Indie or Rap or today’s most popular music, we’ve got you covered,” said Brad Schwartz, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Much MTV Group, CTV Inc. “MuchMusic programming is more than just music videos. We’re going to provide our fans with fresh, unique music experiences and exclusive access that you can’t get anywhere else…and yes, I’m as scared of Damian as you are.”

“THE WEDGE played a huge part in my musical development,” said Damian Abraham, host of revamped series THE WEDGE. “I’m honoured to be able to have the same impact on a new generation of music fans.”

“With Canadian hip-hop music at an all time high, there couldn’t be a better time for the return of RAPCITY,” said Tyrone T-RexXx Edwards. “I am extremely honoured to be involved in what’s going to be some really fun TV.”

 

MuchMusic’s New Programming: 

 

NEW.MUSIC.LIVE.

Monday – Friday at 5 p.m. ET/PT (60 min.)

MuchMusic’s new flagship show, broadcast live from Much’s newly renovated studio, delivers the latest in music and entertainment, the hottest new music videos and live performances and interviews with Canadian and international artists and celebrities. Hosted by Lauren Toyota, Bonn Smith and Phoebe Dykstra, NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. brings viewers non-stop music, entertainment, and pop-culture news. While fans in the live studio audience rub elbows with their favourite stars, fans at home can interact via text messaging, Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail. And that’s not all – viewers from across Canada appear on the show daily, introducing their favourite new videos. It all happens every weekday on MuchMusic.

FOLLOW:

@NML

@laurentoyota

@bonnmuch

@phoebedykstra

 

RAPCITY

Premieres Thursday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (60 min.)

Revamped in a live one-time-only format, the new one-hour RAPCITY returns. Hosted by1 Love T.O.’s Tyrone Edwards (a.k.a T-RexXx) RAPCITY features the hip-hop community in music videos, performances, interviews, and rare, classic moments from Much’s bottomless vault. The show represents the life of a genre under constant evolution and redefinition. RAPCITY kicks-off with a one-on-one interview with Drake in the hip-hop phenom’s studio, where the Canadian superstar talks about his music, getting his start on CTV and his upcoming JUNO AWARDS hosting duties. 

FOLLOW:

@Trexxx1LOVETO

 

#TRENDING

Premieres Friday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. ET/PT (30 min.)

Top music videos, top fashion fixes, top beauty tips – it’s what’s #TRENDING right now. From the most current ‘Guru’ videos on personal style, shopping, and beauty tutorials to the most tweeted and searched music videos, this show focuses on what’s trending every week. MuchMusic combs the web for the latest online videos, delivering viewers of-the-moment trends, while also providing fans with originally produced segments from behind the scenes of a new music video, to designer profiles, and Canadian street style. 

FOLLOW:

@trendingtheshow

 

THE WEDGE

Premieres Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (60 min.)

Hosted by Damian Abraham from Polaris Prize-winning hardcore punk band F**ked Up, THE WEDGE highlights the most cutting-edge indie rock videos, presented and discussed in a live forum by a community of opinionated musicians. With live performances and edited interview segments, the show caters to a crowd that lives for forward-thinking music, and the culture and ideas that surround it.  

FOLLOW:

@leftfordamian

 

THE MUCHMUSIC COUNTDOWN

Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT (120 min.)

The new two-hour MuchMusic countdown ranks the hottest 30 videos in the country.

As THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW makes its television premiere today, CTV announced exciting digital initiatives designed to engage Marilyn’s legion of dedicated fans, no matter where they are.

So viewers won’t miss one second of the series, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW will be delivered live online at marilyn.ca (beginning today) and live on the go on mobile (beginning next Monday).

The two digital delivery initiatives are complemented by the creation of a new online community and social network for fans of the show, The BFF (Best Friends Forever) Network.

Continuing the conversation between Marilyn and her legion of fans, The BFF Network provides access to exclusive contests, newsletters and special offers, only at marilyn.ca.

“We knew from the response online when the show was announced last June that Marilyn’s fans are online and engaged,” said Nan Row, Executive Producer. “THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW is more than a show. It’s a community. And marilyn.ca is their home.”

Starting today, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW streams live each weekday at 10 a.m. ET and then on demand at marilyn.ca. Then, beginning Monday, January 17, a new dedicated mobile site gives viewers with any web-enabled mobile device the ability to watch the show live and on demand, with access to video extras and web exclusive content.

During today’s premiere, Marilyn will also announce an exciting new contest at marilyn.ca. With online voting that will determine a key element of the series, marilyn.ca is once again putting fans and viewers in the driver’s seat.

 

Other content fans can find on marilyn.ca:

·        Video extras with guests of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW.

·        Exclusive features on lifestyle, health, fashion, entertainment and more!

·        In-depth information about products and guests featured on the show.

·        Information about how to become part of the studio audience.

·        Show information and guest lineups.

 

Fans of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW can also keep up to date with the series by following Marilyn (@MarilynDenisCTV) and the show (@TheMarilynShow) on Twitter, or by joining the series’ Facebook page at facebook.com/MarilynDenis.

10:30 p.m. Sunday, January 9 on E!

When Scott’s drinking gets out of control, Kourtney refuses to see him until he seeks professional help.

10 p.m. Sunday, January 9 on E!

Kim is in Miami to help Kourt out in Khloe’s absence and is eager to do whatever it takes. However, when Kim suspects Scott has a drinking problem, she feels her job is to help Kourtney overcome her denial.

9 p.m. Sunday, January 9 on E!

The remaining brides-to-be compete in a competition elimination show, winning various plastic surgeries along the way in hopes of ultimately being the last bride standing and winning their dream wedding.

8:30 p.m. Sunday, January 9 on E!

When Josie convinces Steve to let her and AJ ride with him on the Billy Idol tour bus, conflicts arise between Steve and the band. Meanwhile, Susan becomes so consumed with the launching of her biodegradable bikini line that she forgets about her weekly date night with Duff.